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2023 XFL season

XFL Week 2 officiating assignments

The XFL enters its Week 2 schedule with a Thursday night game, a Saturday night game, and a Sunday doubleheader



The XFL enters its Week 2 schedule with a Thursday night game, a Saturday night game, and a Sunday doubleheader. Jeff Heaser, pictured last week above, will close out the weekend with cross-state rivals Arlington and Houston.

The referee assignments are listed below and their crews are shown in the tables with the replay official and ball spotter. XFL officials do not have uniform numbers.

All times are Eastern.

Game assignments

Thursday, Feb. 23

  • St. Louis Battlehawks at Seattle Sea Dragons, 9 p.m.  FX  ESPN+ — Francisco Villar

Saturday, Feb. 25

  • DC Defenders at Vegas Vipers, 7 p.m.  FX  ESPN+ — Jason Autrey

Sunday, Feb 26

  • San Antonio Brahmas at Orlando Guardians, 4 p.m. ESPN ESPN+ — Michael Vandervelde
  • Arlington Renegades at Houston Roughnecks, 7 p.m. ESPN2 ESPN+ — Jeff Heaser


Replay officials and ball spotters are listed with the crews.

    Pro League Yrs Conference XFL crew
R Francisco Villar 4 Pac-12  
U Chris Snead 3 SEC  
DJ Rod Ammari 3 Pac-12 Vandervelde
LJ Kole Knuepell 1 Big Ten  
FJ Karina Tovar 1 ACC  
SJ Milton Britton 1 ACC  
BJ Fred Dimpfel 1 ACC  
RO Steve Kovac      
X Charles Giles      

    Pro League Yrs Conference  
R Jason Autrey 1 SEC  
U William Thomas 2 ACC  
DJ Andy Warner 2 Big 12  
LJ Cat Conti 1 Big 12  
FJ Eric Hartman 3 American Athletic  
SJ Sean Petty 1 SEC  
BJ Justin Staehr 1 Big Ten  
RO Brian Brown      
X Eddie Garcia      

    Pro League Yrs Conference XFL crew
R Michael Vandervelde 1 Big 12  
U Krystle Apellaniz 1 Mountain West  
DJ Dale Keller 4 Pac-12 Villar
LJ Darren Deckard 1 Big 12  
FJ Conor Clougherty 1 ACC  
SJ Raymond Tate 1 SEC  
BJ David Ross 3 Pac-12  
RO Andrew McGrath      
X Joey Calcagino      

    Pro League Yrs Conference  
R Jeff Heaser 3 ACC  
U Amanda Sauer 5 Big Ten  
DJ Cravonne Barrett 4 Pac-12  
LJ Steven Matarante 2 ACC  
FJ Kendall Smith 1 MAC  
SJ Gabriel DeLeon 1 Big 12  
BJ Peter Buchanan 1 ACC  
RO Yvette Matchette      
X Jason Laborde      

Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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